Last-Minute, Local Gifts to Love & More!

by | Dec 16, 2022

Love Mug available at Downtown Andover's Elsie's Pantry

Local Holiday Gift Guide

The Buzz on Holiday Gifts at Elsie’s Pantry, Quiet Pleasures Jewelry, Share the Love Consignment & The Village Studio. Plus, Where to Toast Local Shopping.

Shop Stocking Stuffers, Grab Gifts & More

Here’s the scoop on where to get stocking stuffers, grab gifts, and more locally. Like the L❤️ve Mug above from Downtown Andover’s Elsie’s Pantry. And where to treat yourself to some bargain boots and party attire. Plus, where to enjoy a holiday drink or two. Keep reading. It’s a long list of goodies!

Shop Elsie’s Pantry

Everyone knows Andover’s Elsie’s Pantry Specialty Food & Gift Shop has Great Gift Baskets. And this post highlights a few of the shop’s soap, candles, and food items that make great stocking stuffers and grab gifts. As well as, the fresh, artisanal cheeses that are perfect for holiday entertaining.

Brianna’s Handmade Soap

Handmade Soap made in Arlington, Massachusetts. 100 Percent Vegan and Cruelty Free. After each use, your skin feels moisturized, silky, and clean.

Brianna's Handmade Soap at Elsie's Pantry

Holiday Kitchen Downeast Doodle Candle

Fills your home with the scent of a welcome holiday treat —Warm-Baked Sugar Cookies. Hand poured and micro-batched to perfection in Maine. Downeast Doodle Candles are all natural soy candles. And always Phthalate, Zinc, and Toxin Free.

Holiday Kitchen Downeast Doodle Candle at Elsie's Pantry

Gia Roma Coffee-Vanilla Candle Mug

Upstate New York’s Gia Roma Candle in a Mug smells just like Fresh-Brewed Vanilla Coffee. Soy candle poured into a reusable enamel/iron mug. With a natural cotton wick for a clean burn of approximately 40 hours. Then, when it’s done, simply clean and reuse as a mug.

Gia Roma Coffee-Vanilla Candle Mug

Lake Champlain Holiday Chocolate Bars

Gourmet milk and dark chocolate candy bars made in Vermont. With cheerful holiday wrapping that brings out the kid in all of us.

Lake Champlain Chocolates at Elsie's Pantry

Lark Tea Cakes

Ribboned Tea Cakes for grown-ups. Hand-tossed in a blizzard of confectioners sugar in Essex, Massachusetts. Each buttery bite is loaded with toasted pecans.

Lark Tea Cakes at Elsie's Pantry

Smith’s Country Cheese

Delicious, artisanal cheeses from a family-owned-and-operated farm in Winchendon, Massachusetts. Choose from Gouda, Cheddar, and Harvarti to serve at your next gathering with friends.

Smith's Country Cheese at Elsie's Pantry

 

Shop Quiet Pleasures Jewelry

Locals flock to Andover’s Quiet Pleasures Jewelry when gifting to someone special. Because the Chestnut Street jewelry boutique offers a collection of stunning, reasonably priced jewelry. And it’s constantly changing. Be sure to check out the Peter James Bracelets. Designed by mother-daughter team Lynette and Erika in San Rafael, California. Their jewelry is made by hand. And is always of high quality. Because the duo specialize in mixed-metal designs. Sterling silverwith with 14k gold-filled accents. Quiet Pleasures offers a variety of their designs. And shop owner Kay Demaso says that locals who buy a piece from the Peter James Jewelry line inevitably return for more.

 Peter James Bracelets

Peter James Bracelets at Andover's Quiet Pleasures Jewelry

 

Shop the Holiday Sale at Share the Love Consignment

Merrimack Valley’s Best Consignment Shop is running a Holiday Sale right now. So, stop in North Andover’s Share the Love Consignment for an additional 10 percent off through December. Which means everything is from 10 to 60 percent off now! Check out the affordable holiday clothes, shoes, boots, and bags. As well as holiday gifts and ornaments.

Share the Love Consignment Holiday Sale

Holiday Sale at North Andover's Share the Love Consignment

Holiday Ornaments

Felt so good ornaments burst with personality. Each ornament is biodegradable and handmade by skilled artisans in Nepal under Fairtrade working conditions.

Holiday ornaments at North Andover's Share the Love Consignment

Stocking Stuffers

The back wall at Share the Love Consignment has shelfs of stocking stuffers and grab gifts. Like these handmade knit sleeves for both hot and iced coffee.

Stocking Stuffers at North Andover's Share the Love Consignment

Holiday Attire

Dress festive this season for less. Share the Love Consignment has racks of holiday attire.

Holiday Attire at North Andover's Share the Love Consignment

Party Bling

Complete your holiday attire with some party bling. Look like a million — for a lot less — while your making the party circuit.

Party Bling at North Andover's Share the Love Consignment

Fun Winter Coats

Top of your outfit with a fun winter coat. Keep the festive look going while running from party to party.

Warm Winter Coats at North Andover's Share the Love Consignment

Bargain Boots

Don’t spend a fortune to keep your toes warm or to complete an outfit this winter. Share the Love Consignment has over a hundred boots to choose from for your winter wardrobe. Shop bargain boots now.

Bargain Boots at North Andover's Share the Love Consignment

 

Shop The Village Studio

Locals snap up the handmade holiday goods at North Andover’s The Village Studio. And they keep coming back. As the shop is constantly accepting goods from New England artisans. The shop offers everything you could need for Christmas and Hanukkah. And below are a few to consider.

Sandy Pants® Snowmen from Falmouth Cape Cod

Handcrafted near Old Silver Beach in Falmouth Cape Cod. Sandy Pants are filled with local beach sand to help them stand on their own. And to remind you that warm weather and walks on the beach are just around the corner.

Sandy Pants Snowmen from Falmouth, Cape Cod at North Andover's The Village Studio

Beedandy Bath and Body Products

Handmade in Sandford, Maine. By people who believe that what you put on your body, is just as important as what you put in your body. Ingredients include Beeswax, Botanicals, Dried Herbs, Hard Butters, Liquid Oils, Naturally Colored Clays, and Pure Essential Oils.

Bee Dandy Bath and Body Product at The Village Studio

Christina’s Creations Hand-Painted Snowman Glass

New Hampshire’s Christina’s Creations transforms glass into elegant pieces of useable art. Like this festive glass with a smiling, dapper snowman. Cheers!

Christina's Creations Hand-Painted Snowman Glass at North Andover's The Village Studio

Holiday Greenery Candle from Sweet Grass Farm

Hand-poured in small batches at New Hampshire’s Sweet Grass Farm. This Holiday Greenery Candle is 100 percent soy wax. With a cotton wick for a clean, long-lasting burn that provides hours of rich fragrance.

Holiday Greenery Candle from Sweet Grass Farm at North Andover's The Village Studio

Cardinal Gifts for Loss

The holiday season is lonely when you are missing someone. And a collection of Cardinal Gifts for loss is available to give comfort to those who have lost a loved one.

Cardinal Ornament at North Andover's Share the Love Consignment

Children’s Holiday Clothing

This classic holiday dress is perfect for the little sweetheart in your life.

Woodbury Children's Clothing at North Andover's The Village Studio

 Glitzy’s Gadgets Holiday Serving Ware

Holiday pieces from Andover-raised Tiffany Gentile’s Glitzy’s Gadgets are a fun addition to any table top.

Glitzy's Gadgets Holiday Serving Ware at North Andover's The Village Studio

 

Toast to Shopping Local

Enjoy après shopping at North Andover Jaime’s Restaurant. Where the bartender serves your choice of two holiday martinis. And don’t forget an extra piece of warm clothing to hang on the Mitten Tree. Because your donation will be given to a local school, shelter, or charitable organization to warm the hearts and hands of community members this winter season.

HER 🍸

NAPATINI. Chambord. Baileys. Amaretto, Whipped Cream. Vanilla Vodka. Chocolate Drizzle.

Her Martini at North Andover's Jaime's Restaurant

Gingerbread Martini

Gingerbread Vodka. Baileys. Gingerbread Liqueur. Sprinkle Gingersnap Cookies. Dollop of Whipped Cream.

Gingerbread Martini at North Andover's Jaime's Restaurant

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